Thursday, May 24, 2007

"Politics of Fear"

RIGHTS: Amnesty Report Decries "Politics of Fear":

WASHINGTON, May 23 (IPS) - The 'politics of fear' are polarising the world and leading to an erosion of human rights, according to Amnesty International's annual report released Wednesday...

'Fear thrives in myopic and cowardly leadership. There are indeed many real causes of fear but the approach being taken by many world leaders is short-sighted, promulgating policies and strategies that erode the rule of law and human rights, increase inequalities, feed racism and xenophobia, divide and damage communities, and sow the seeds for violence and more conflict,' the report says.

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